23. Gregory Flessas
Founder and CEO
How do human resources directors around the world spell relief? ScheduleSoft. It’s a suite of products and services that makes workforce management a snap. Employees can remotely change their hours, block off vacation time, and request overtime shifts, while employers can give a head’s up on schedule changes—all in real time. A new product expands the company’s scope to timekeeping and attendance and exporting timesheets directly to payroll. One software program leads to another, they integrate and, boom, workplace indigestion cured. It’s a pitch-perfect product for the mobile revolution. Fortunately for founder and CEO Gregory Flessas, he was way ready for it. Founded in 1996, the company boasts an impressive, three-hundred-plus client roster in both the public and private sectors—household names like Nestle and MillerCoors. Yet another successful, continuing-to-grow UW–Madison spinoff, thank you very much.